Today, I put a coat of primer on an old bed stand than I'm hoping to use as a side table to sit beside the glider in the nursery. I think it was my mother's when she was a little girl. (Is that right, Mom?) Then I used it as a little girl, took it to college with me, took it to California with me and now brought it to NC with me. It will give us a place to put a little lamp and a drink while we're rocking the babies or feeding them. I'll post pictures of the finished project later. Here's what it looked like in its former state (I'm painting it white):
And on to good deals. A couple of weeks ago, I bought two bouncers from another mom of twins. They look practically brand new, and they were $20 each (retailing $50 brand new):
Yesterday, we bought two Chicco carseats from another twin mom. (I know, buying used car seats is not always the safest idea, but I think these will be perfect and they've never been in an accident.) We got both car seats and a double Snap N Go stroller for $200. These seats are $180 EACH brand new and the double Snap N Go is $100 (so we saved $240 versus buying these brand new). Chicco seats are supposed to be the safest, but they are so expensive. These seats looks like they have never been used. I think a lot of twin moms don't get out very often. =) Jason took some quick shots for the blog:
I think at this point, we've bought most of the bigger stuff that we're going to be buying online, so now it's on to the fun things like the little baby clothes and the more practical everyday items.
I'm taking the babies to San Diego this week for work. I'm not looking forward to being away from Jason for 5 days, but I'm glad that my morning sickness has mostly gone away so that I can be myself at these meetings.